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|7k||Mark Hanna Crouter was born on 03 October 1897 in Baker, Oregon and graduated from the Naval Academy on 07 June 1919. After extensive service at sea and ashore,
he served as first engineering officer in Enterprise (CV 6), and from 11 May 1942 was executive officer in USS San Francisco (CA 38). In the night
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal of 12 and 13 November 1942, when an outnumbered American force turned a Japanese raiding group back from its intended attack on shipping off Guadalcanal,
Commander Crouter was severely wounded early in the action, but insisted on remaining at his station to play his part in fighting the ship until killed. His courageous devotion to
duty was recognized with a posthumous award of the Navy Cross.
USS Crouter (DE 11) (1943-1945) was the first ship named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo from the Home of Heroes Web Page)
|265k||May 1944||Pieter Bakels|
Wehl, The Netherlands
|95k||May 1944: San Francisco Bay||John Klar|
|114k||May 1944: San Francisco Bay|
|101k||24 May 1944: location unknown|
|View the USS Crouter (DE 11) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.|
|Crouter's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 25 May 1943 - 08 Nov. 1943||Lt. John Edwin Johansen, USNR (Comm. CO) (Mobile, Ala.)|
|2.) 08 Nov. 1943 - 20 Feb. 1944||Lt. William McCulloch Lowry, USNR|
|3.) 20 Feb. 1944 - 31 Aug. 1944||Lcdr. George Walter Worth, USNR|
|4.) 31 Aug. 1944 - 13 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Charles Francis Braught, USNR|
|5.) 13 Oct. 1945 - 30 Nov. 1945||Lt. Cranston Edwin Jones, USNR (decomm.)|
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